Galway Auction Rooms
We took a trip to the Galway auction rooms today as they are selling loads of curtains - and we need lots for the new extension. Sadly, none of them suited. They were either very old and smelly or wild colours or the wrong sizes.
We did have fun, however, looking at the over 1000 lots that are up for auction on Monday. Best of all was a 6' wide 4 poster bed. Sadly it's too big for our bedroom, but it was magnificent. I was also taken by a stuffed crocodile and an elephant's foot!! There was a stunning desk too, but it's going to be too expensive. We'll probably go along on Monday just for the fun of it.
On the way back, we stopped at a garage and bought some fresh rolls, ham and butter and headed to Coole Park, our favourite dog walking spot. We made our rolls and eat them then took Buster for a walk down to the lake, eating an apple each on the way (I must lose some weight). Jim was in charge of the camera and took a few photos:
The lake has receded with the recent dry weather, and we were able to walk along the side of it a little. Me and Buster.
The view in the opposite direction with my head on the left!
Me. Hair as wild as ever!
Buster had a quick paddle and a drink.
We had a lovely walk around the park and Buster was quite well behaved. He enjoyed the attentions of several people who all thought he was 'cute'. They should follow him home....
Back in the car, we headed off towards home. We decided to drive up the road on the hillside opposite The Deenery and take some photos, as it was quite clear today.
The Deenery with the digger at the back! You can see the flat roof of the extension and the barn behind the cottage, although the distance between the barn and cottage is foreshortened in the photo.
Can you spot The Deenery in this one? Click on it to enlarge the photo and it's on the left near the top. You can see more of Lough Graney in this shot.
This is a panorama that Jim took. Please click on it to see it properly and spot The Deenery again.
We went home and I changed and headed out to the garden for the last hour of light, then lit a bonfire, coming back in just in time to see the dance off in Strictly Come Dancing!
Jim made dinner and I scrubbed the carrots, but I thought this one was just too difficult to cope with:
What a weird thing!!
And its other side!!
Tomorrow I will be grouting the bathroom tiles, such excitement!
On Monday, Jim and I are flying to the UK for 4 days. I have a visit to the dentist planned and it will be the first time I have seen Sonny, my new Grandson. I will also have a chance to catch up with Poppy. Jim has a meeting on the Tuesday and will be out all day, so some shopping might just be called for.
Happy Sunday everyone.